About The Garcia Collective

Atlanta Real Estate leaders & advocates for our community

The Garcia Collective is leading a new era of real estate in Atlanta, driven by heart, passion, and a commitment to serve our community. We believe your age, ethnicity, and native language should never be a barrier to homeownership. The Garcia Collective makes homeownership accessible and attainable for all Atlanta residents. 

Our mission at The Garcia Collective is to educate, guide, and serve Atlanta residents in our Georgia community with all their real estate needs in a way that is honest, effective, and simple.

Whether buying, selling, or investing, The Garcia Collective is here to answer your every question, no matter how small or silly you might think it is.

Specialty:

First-time homebuyers

Loves:

Crafts, traveling, and exploring the Atlanta food scene

Melissa is a first Generation Latina, born in Minnesota but a true Georgia girl at heart. Melissa is charismatic with a positive attitude and brings a people-centric approach to The Garcia Collective. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an investor adding properties to your portfolio, Melissa makes the home buying experience exciting.

Creative Director & Realtor

Melissa

Specialty:

Investment Properties & Listing Specialist

Loves:

Traveling, painting & spending time with family

As The Garcia Collective's Team Lead, Andy works diligently to deliver for his clients. Andy is a realtor and expert on home design, fixer-uppers, and flipping investments. Andy's Business education at Georgia State University and years of experience with investment projects make him the ultimate realtor for your investment properties. 

Co-Founder & Realtor

Andy

Specialty:

First-time homebuyers

Loves:

Kayaking, yoga,  & meditating

Award-winning realtor, Jennifer Garcia, is the founder of The Garcia Collective. As 'Top Producing Agent' in Georgia for three years, Jennifer is a powerhouse of knowledge, experience, and passion. With Jennifer's vision, The Garcia Collective has expanded into a diverse team of Atlanta realtors.

Founder

Jennifer

Meet our Atlanta Real Estate Team

A full-service Realtor® team that understands the Atlanta market from all angles.

We understand the GA real estate market from multiple perspectives. Our bilingual Realtor ® team live, work and invest in Atlanta, and it's surrounding communities. 

As self-declared Atlanta experts and part-time foodies, our certified Realtors ® team can offer guidance on the best neighborhoods to live, work and play in Atlanta.

Certified Realtors®

Atlanta Air Bnb Hosts

Hablamos Español

GA Property Investors

Our expertise extends beyond buying & selling, we invest in Atlanta real estate too

our story

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How we invested in Atlanta short-terms rentals & gained financial freedom with Airbnb

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How we invested in Atlanta real estate with home flipping & rennovations

Atlanta Captivating Travel-Themed Home

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Hapeville, GA Newly Renovated Cozy Home

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Hapeville, GA Stunning 1920s Renovation

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Relaxing Nature-Inspired Home Near Airport & City

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Bright & Modern Renovation Close to it All

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Looking for your own rental property?

As long-term rental owners, we know that rental property has the potential for high passive income. In 2019, The Garcia Collective saw an opportunity to earn even higher passive income with short-term rentals on Airbnb. 

Our first step to becoming Airbnb hosts included lots of research. We spoke to experienced Atlanta Airbnb hosts and ran the financial numbers. Although the upfront investment was high, we projected that we could have a return on the investment within a few months. 

Three years later and many lessons learned, we are proud owners of four Atlanta Airbnbs. Admittedly, managing short-term rentals can be challenging. Still, we love the option to work remotely and earn residual income toward financial freedom. 

Our experience in short-term rentals provides unique insight and rare expertise to our clients. We share our story to help others achieve financial freedom with real estate investments.

Generating passive income with short-term rentals

Our Airbnb Story

3412 Orchard St

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221 Victoria Ln

489 Radar Dr

3275 N Fulton Dr

221 Victoria Lane

221 Victoria Lane

221 Victoria Lane

2717 S Clark Dr

2717 S Clark Dr

2717 S Clark Dr

2717 S Clark Dr

1845 Lyle Ave

3275 N Fulton Ave

489 Radar Dr

489 Radar Dr

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Looking for your own fixer-upper or house flip?

Home Renovations

Andy led his first renovation project in 2016 while representing his dad in purchasing a rental property in the City of Hapeville. Andy observed an anomaly for renovated homes in the area. Despite being listed much higher, the renovated homes went under contract quickly, often selling for the full asking price or higher.

Andy's dad was skeptical but ultimately trusted Andy's intuition for a 'fixer-upper' investment property. The first house flip proved to be a great learning lesson. Andy discovered he had a passion for interior design and a talent for transforming abandoned homes into something beautiful. Unfortunately, Andy also learned to plan for the unexpected. The home expenses were 30% higher than budgeted, and renovations took one month longer than anticipated. 

To recover from the unplanned expenses, Andy listed the home higher than other comparables in the community. So naturally, Andy was anxious it would not sell. Still, to his surprise, the house received multiple offers in the first weekend.  

Over the last six years, Andy and The Garcia Collective have proudly renovated over 20 homes in 7 different cities. Andy's experience in construction jobs provides invaluable expertise to clients interested in 'fixer-uppers' or home flip investments.

Finding success with home flips and fixer-uppers

Our Rennovation Story

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